Week in Review

Week in Review

The 2016 timeline highlights events that made the news, and the stories behind them. (photo by Al-Monitor)

A look back: 2016 in review

Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015 | Al-Monitor

Our interactive timeline shows the stories that have shaped the region so far.


Erdogan tests Trump with attack on Syrian Kurds

Sunday, Apr. 30, 2017 | Week in Review

US-Turkey relations sink further following airstrikes; Russia’s expanding military presence in Syria.

Does Erdogan expect Trump to ditch Syrian Kurds?

Sunday, Apr. 23, 2017 | Week in Review

US and Turkish presidents talk, agree to meeting in Washington; Saudi-Iraqi ties hit Iranian ceiling; Turkey sees al-Bab as safe haven for displaced Syrians.

Assad’s departure still non-starter for Putin

Sunday, Apr. 16, 2017 | Week in Review

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s comment on "orderly" transition could offer a face-saving spark for Syria political talks; Hezbollah’s No. 2 disavows "ambitions" in Syria; did Iran benefit from US missile strike? Sistani seeks restraints on Iraqi armed groups looking to fight in Syria.

After US missile strikes, can Tillerson find common ground with Russia in Syria?

Sunday, Apr. 9, 2017 | Week in Review

US strategy to defeat Islamic State in play as secretary of state heads to Moscow and UN secretary-general calls for restraint.

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